The 2018 Burnaby Mortgage Symposium has now concluded.                    We look forward to seeing you next year! 

Stay ahead of the game by discovering the latest mortgage information and insights designed to help tackle business challenges, reveal practical solutions and create new opportunities.


AMP: $109 + tax
MEMBERS: $129 + tax
NON-MEMBERS: $179 + tax


Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre
4331 Dominion Street
Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7


8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration Desk Sponsored by:
Equitable Bank

Delegate Bag Sponsored by:


9:00 am - 9:45 am

Hear from Chair, Lionel Lewko and President and CEO, Paul Taylor as they provide an update on the association’s activities specifically as they pertain to recent government relations initiatives.


Lionel Lewko


Paul Taylor
President and CEO


9:45 am - 10:15 am

Join Mike McTavish and Phil Greenwood for a town hall discussion as they provide an update on FICOM's top priorities followed by an open discussion and questions.


Mike McTavish
Acting Executive Director, Market Conduct

Phil Greenwood

Phil Greenwood
Manager, Market Conduct, Mortgage Brokers


Eric Bond

Housing Market Intelligence For Your Business

Eric Bond
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to leverage local housing market information, including market conditions and trends, in order to better serve clients and strengthen your business. The session will also help identify how regional market conditions may impact the industry going forward.

Session Sponsored by:

Refreshment Break
11:00 am - 11:15 am

Sponsored by:
Manulife Mortgage Protection Plan

Home Trust

Why B20 Makes it Even More Critical to Add Alt-A Clients to Your Business

Mike Forshee and Ed Karthaus
Home Trust

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

As B20 changes are making it increasingly difficult for borrowers to qualify for a mortgage with an A Lender, this new group of borrowers represents an additional segment for the broker community. Discover how brokers who deal primarily with A clients, can easily introduce more Alt-A business into their book.

Session Sponsored by:
Home Trust

Lunch and Trade Show
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Lunch Sponsored by:
Manulife Mortgage Protection Plan

  • Bridgewater Bank
  • CMLS Financial
  • Equitable Bank
  • Equity Financial Trust
  • Financial Institutions Commission
  • First National
  • Genworth Canda
  • Home Trust
  • Manulife MPP
  • MCAP
  • Merix Financial
  • Mortgage Professionals Canada
  • RMG Mortgages
  • Romspen
  • Street Capital Bank
  • V.W.R. Capital

Trade Show

Sherry Corbitt

Picking a Niche in a Saturated Marketplace

Sherry Corbitt
Mortgage Intelligence

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

In a marketplace where you may be the fourth mortgage agent in a room to stand up and introduce yourself, you need to have something to make your name stick out. Having better qualifications and more understanding on a particular product will build trust and a solid business in your targeted area. This presentation will challenge you to find what you are passionate about and expand on that to become the expert your clients need.  Sherry will also use examples of successful businesses that have done niche marketing. You will come away with marketing ideas and an understanding that having a specialty can increase business revenue. 

Session Sponsored by:
First National

Javed S. Khan

3 Digital Marketing Trends Mortgage Professionals Cannot Ignore

Javed S. Khan

Empression Marketing
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Times have changed. The internet is the game changer and digital marketing can no longer be ignored and must be embraced by mortgage professionals. Taking advantage of certain trends and the avenues like LinkedIn, it creates for engagement between you and your prospects and clients like never before. From here on, you will have to make the Internet your primary source of obtaining future clients. Those who begin implementing the top three digital marketing trends will be more competitive over time than those financial professionals that elect to sit on the sidelines and do nothing to enhance their digital marketing presence.

The trends we’ll discuss will be:

  • Email marketing - the most powerful tool in your toolkit
  • Content marketing - it’s more important than ever
  • Social Media - LinkedIn is the key channel for all of you

Session Sponsored by:
Street Capital

Continuing Education Units
The symposium earns you 4 AMP CEU (2 Professional Development and 2 Compulsory)